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Pretty sure I'm not retarded, but... can you turn the center screen *off*?

Clint Beastwood

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I don't have the best night eyes, and even with the brightness all the way down I find the center screen brightness intrusive. I rarely listen to the radio, use nav, etc. and I would probably gut all that stuff out if I could, but I can't, so... can you turn it all the way "off"? In most of my other cars its just a prolonged hold of the power button, but that's not doing it.

If this is a dumb question, sorry, been so busy recently I've been brain farting hard. Enthusiastically answered a call this morning while wearing deep-insertion headphones and hammered one completely into my ear canal, so I'm a little "off".
 


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At least on the Sync 3 you can: Settings / Display (2nd page) / Turn Display Off
 


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I'll give it a poke. It seems a little long-winded for something I'd want to do often :|
It is for us Fiesteros, maybe make a cardboard blockout :p.

According to the manual, some vehicles do have a dedicated "Disp" button:

Using Your Bezel Controls Depending on your vehicle and option package, you may also have these controls on your instrument panel:
• Power: Switch the audio system on and off.
• VOL: Control the volume of playing audio.
• Seek and Tune: se as you normally would in audio modes.
• Eject: Eject a CD from the audio system.
• SOURCE or MEDIA: Press repeatedly to advance through available media modes.
• SOUND: Press to access the Sound menu where you can adjust sound and other audio settings.
• 1-6: Press and hold to store or press to select an AM, FM or SIRIUS memory preset. See Audio System (page 254).
• DISP: Switch the display on or off. You can also touch the screen to switch the display back on.
• Temperature, fan and climate control buttons: Control the temperature, fan speed or settings of the climate control system. See Climate Control (page 96).
 


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I know it can be done. Don't feel bad, it always takes me a couple minutes to figure it out lol
 


green_henry

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In need of clarification: it's still too bright when the screen background is black? (just want to make sure it's not set to the white background full-time)
 


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If it’s Sync 2 like mine it goes to a dimmer black grayish screen when the headlights are on. Still kind of bright, I have the gauge/gps brightness down and I can see how it still might be too bright
 


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I find Apple CarPlay stays too bright, so I choose not to use it. I’ve never really been a fan of it anyway. The normal Sync screens work better for me at night.
 




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